Veteran winger Dany Heatley will miss the rest of the season, including likely the playoffs, General Manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday night.

Heatley underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday morning at the Cleveland Clinic. Fletcher said the hope was that Heatley would miss four or five weeks, but surgeon Tony Miniaci informed the team that Heatley likely will miss the rest of the season.

He is expected to be ready in time for the 2013-14 campaign. Heatley has one year left on his contract at a $7.5 million cap hit and $5 million salary.